'Tottenham are confident': Spurs fancy their chances of sealing 'extraordinary' Jan signing - journalist
Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with Atalanta’s Ruslan Malinovskyi of late.
A few weeks ago, Sport Mediaset reported that Spurs were in pole position for the Ukraine international.
More recently, Calciomercato claimed Malinovskyi was ‘increasingly closer’ to choosing Tottenham over Marseille.
Now, CBS journalist Ben Jacobs has provided an update on the state of play between Spurs and the playmaker.
Speaking to The Spurs Chat Podcast on Chris Cowlin’s YouTube channel, Jacobs said Tottenham have done “a lot of due diligence”.
He also claimed Spurs feel they’re in no rush to move for him swiftly and are confident they can make a deal on their terms.
What Tottenham have done is do a lot of due dillgence at the player’s end,” began Jacobs.
“They like the fact he’s a dead-ball specialist and they believe if they move they are a level above their rivals.
“That’s why they have confidence and no rush to get into a club to club negotiations.
“The other suitors are West Ham and Nottingham Forest, also keep an eye out for Marseille.
“They may be a late entrant into this race. But they are not going to be able to match Tottenham.
“So that’s why Tottenham are confident they can do this one on their own terms.”
Ticks a lot of boxes for Spurs
Malinovskyi would undoubtedly be a useful option for Antonio Conte at Tottenham.
The 29-year-old has shown he can play off either wing and as an attacking midfielder.
In addition, the set-piece specialist wouldn’t break the bank for Spurs, based on his reported price tag.
While Malinovskyi may not necessarily be a marquee signing, he does tick quite a few boxes for Spurs.
In addition, the January transfer window is a bit tricky as many clubs don’t want to sell their best players mid-season.
Malinovskyi’s apparent availability means Tottenham shouldn’t find it too difficult in sealing a move.
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